The unconventional life of Renaissance woman Copia Sulam

Copia Sulam was a true Renaissance woman: poet, linguist, conversationalist and hostess of reknown in Venice at the beginning of the 17th century. Renee Levine Melammed of the Jerusalem Post examines her extraordinary life.

Salon hostess to both Jewish and non-Jewish Venetians, Copia corresponded with members of the Catholic clergy, and invited others into her home who were less than grateful for her generosity, sometimes stealing from her and placing the blame on the victim.